Co authored by Senator Jose Menendez and State Representative Gutierrez, Texas HB 3529 was signed into law today. This innovative and forward looking legislation was developed together with Bexar County Judge Rosie Gonzalez and Stacy Lynn to establish a family violence pretrial pilot diversion program in Bexar County. The program would involve assessments to analyze the needs of participants; a comprehensive substance abuse disorder and chemical dependency treatment program; a procedure to rapidly respond to participants who fail to comply with program requirements; and the use of a video teleconferencing system in court to facilitate cooperation of witnesses and reduce costs.
Thank you Governor, Senator Menendez, Representative Gutierrez, Judge Gonzalez & Stacy Lynn!